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    Sizing a pair of tights

    If you plan to wear cycling shorts under your tights, do you normally order them one size larger?

    For example, I'm looking at a pair of Performance triflex tights. Per the sizing chart on their website, Performance specs a "medium" size as 32" to 34" & a "large" size as "36 to 38". I have a size 33" waist. Which size would you recommend I purchase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manzanita View Post
    do you normally order them one size larger?
    I can't speak for anyone else, but I don't and it works out fine. I just have to careful to order the tall sizes. Otherwise they fit me like knickers.
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    Tights stretch. I wear the same pair no matter what I am wearing underneath them.

    My PI tights fit fine with cycling shorts, long johns, and warmers underneath them. Likewise with nothing. However, I like support so at the very least I wear cycling shorts under my tights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manzanita View Post
    If you plan to wear cycling shorts under your tights, do you normally order them one size larger?

    For example, I'm looking at a pair of Performance triflex tights. Per the sizing chart on their website, Performance specs a "medium" size as 32" to 34" & a "large" size as "36 to 38". I have a size 33" waist. Which size would you recommend I purchase?

    Manzanita
    I'm your size waist with big thighs and butt (not fat, but not skinny). I use size medium over shorts. They are snug fitting in a supportive way. However, there's plenty of room to slide my hand in to smooth out any creases in my shorts.

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    get a hold of lou at foxwear.He can custom size them for you and they are great.

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